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Rabbi Linda Holtzman (RRC '79)

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Director of Student Life
Rabbi Linda Holtzman is the organizer of Tikkun Olam Chavurah, a group that pursues social justice work together as a community. She is the former rabbi of Congregation Mishkan Shalom in Philadelphia, where she had previously served as interim rabbi and as education director. She also has been rabbi of Beth Israel Congregation in Coatesville, PA, and Beth Ahava in Philadelphia. She is the founder of the Reconstructionist Hevra Kadisha, also in Philadelphia.

She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Temple University, her Bachelor of Arts in Hebrew letters from Gratz College and her rabbinic ordination from RRC.

Holtzman is the author of a chapter in Twice Blessed (Beacon Press, 1989) as well as the article “Struggle, Change and Celebration: My Life as a Lesbian Rabbi” in Lesbian Rabbis: The First Generation, edited by Rebecca T. Alpert, Sue Levi Elwell and Shirley Idelson (Rutgers University Press, 2000).
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